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Outstanding Provinces, Associations Recognized in 2019 Rice Achievers Awards

2019 Rice Achievers Awards

DILIMAN, Quezon City—Top rice producers in the country were recognized in the 2019 Rice Achievers Awards in a small ceremony held at the Bureau of Soils and Water Management Convention Hall in Quezon City, November 27.

Ten provinces received awards with cash prize worth Php4 million each during the ceremony. Meanwhile, members of 10 National and Communal Irrigators’ Associations (IAs) and six Small Water Irrigation Systems Associations (SWISA) received their awards with cash prize worth Php1 million each.

ATI Training Centers Kick Off NRAM 2020 with Free Webinar Series

As it joins the nationwide call to “Grow Local. Buy local. Eat local. #SupportOurRiceFarmers” in celebration of the National Rice Awareness Month (NRAM) this November, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) brings its extension services to a new level to reach more farmers and consumers in the country.

With the “new normal” protocols requiring less physical contact, the ATI used online media to drum up collective support for Filipino rice farmers, particularly to encourage stakeholders to buy local harvests at a reasonable price and patronize locally produced rice.

World Soil Day 2020 calls to Protect Soil Biodiversity

The Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) joins the celebration of this year’s World Soil Day (WSD) with the message “Keep Soil Alive, Protect Soil Biodiversity”.

The World Soil Day is an international celebration to observe the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system – a vital contributor to the humanities’ food, water, and energy security, and as a mitigator of biodiversity loss and climate change.

‘Glamourizing’ Agri Campaign Continues to Attract More Youth

Glamourizing farming

QUEZON CITY, Metro Manila—To intensify its campaign of motivating the youth to engage in farming, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) launched the “Glamourizing Farming through Urban Agriculture” Program in schools in three different districts in Quezon City.

On October 22, the program was launched in District IV, hosted by the North Fairview Elementary School in Barangay Fairview. In his message, Julio Villapa, school principal, underscored the importance of urban farming, which helped many people become self-reliant amid the ongoing health crisis.

ATI, Office of Councilor Belmonte Partner to Foster Urban Agriculture

DILIMAN, Quezon City – To increase the par productivity and have a sufficient supply of food for every household, the Department of Agriculture launched the “Ahon Lahat, Pagkain Sapat Kontra sa COVID-19” (ALPAS COVID-19) or commonly known as the Plant Plant Plant Program. As such, the program involves the promotion, and strengthening of implementation of the Urban Agriculture Program.

ATI Joins the 2020 National Children’s Month Celebration

National Children's Month webinar roster of resource speakers and their respective topics.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC), as the lead government inter-agency body for children’s rights and welfare in the Philippines, spearheaded the 2020 National Children’s Month Celebration last November 6, 2020. It was conducted via video teleconferencing platform, with the theme: “Sama-samang itaguyod ang Karapatan ng Bawat Bata sa Panahon ng Pandemya”. The activity aims to celebrate and recognize children as the most valuable assets of the nation, and to emphasize the importance of their role within the Filipino family and the Philippine society.

IIRR is now an ATI Accredited National ESP

ATI and IIRR representatives during the accreditation ceremony

DILIMAN, Quezon City – The International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) is now a national Extension Service Provider (ESP), accredited by Agricultural Training Institute (ATI).

As a non-government organization with over 60 years of experience in empowering poor communities in developing countries, IIRR is the recent addition to the growing number of ESPs that help in hastening and improving the delivery of extension services to the Department of Agriculture’s (DA) client system all over the country.

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ATI Today

Extension services continue to evolve. With the challenges that extension workers and farmers face, the Agricultural Training Institute (ATI) continues to explore various strategies to improve its efforts as the extension and training arm of the Department of Agriculture. In over 30 years, the ATI has celebrated various successes and learned from the lessons during hard times. Nonetheless, we are proud to be standing the test of time through the support of our partners and the clientele themselves. This is the ATI Today, more committed to bring you extension services beyond boundaries.